Ma Deuce Deuce (MA22) was founded by a few Marines and a big beautiful truck. After attending a free 5 day program called Operation Restored Warrior (ORW), John Cohen and Dennis Addesso decided to start something to make programs like ORW known. With another ORW alumni, Walter (Thomas) Kiselow and a glorious F350 wrapped in a military theme, they set out to local events raising awareness of the 22 veterans who commit suicide.
MA22 is dedicated to providing information and education regarding the network of services available for military veterans classified with special needs including Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), and other disabilities and providing the opportunity to experience treatment outside of the Veteran Affairs (VA) Administration facilities and programs at no cost to the veteran. MA22 will provide this network to these veterans in an effort to eradicate the estimated 22 daily veteran suicides epidemic.
MA22 activities will include, but not be limited to:
- Conducting fundraising events with the goal of supporting other Section 50l(c)(3) non-profit organizations that directly provide counseling and other services to at-risk veterans. Providing information and education regarding veteran suicide and the network or service available for veterans.
- Promoting advocacy for veterans to raise awareness of and educate the general public about the veterans’ suicide
Operation Restored Warrior (ORW) is a free 5 day program located in on Lake Tahoe, California and on a horse ranch in Eagle, Colorado. Since 2007 ORW has successfully restored the hearts of over 700 of our nation’s heroes. It was founded and run by fellow veterans including an Air Force Chief Master Sergeant, an Army Command Sergeant Major all supported by men from Delta Force, S.E.A.L.S., and several elements of the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps… and one AMAZING CHEF! We are always proud to share that ORW reports 3.4% to overhead, verified in the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) #75511, which goes to say 96% of every dollar goes directly to their program to rescue, rebuild, and restore our veterans past and present.
MA22 is out to link up with other organizations in the fight to eradicate 22 veteran suicides daily. If you are a veteran organization looking to team up or are a veteran yourself who is in need of some help, or know someone who is… We are here for you! Contact us by messaging the page, calling us at 732-684-1314 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
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